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Innate direction finder in animals and humans

Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:27 am +0000

New experimental evidence published today in the science journal eNeuro suggests the human brain is capable of responding to the Earth’s magnetic field, though at an unconscious level. It’s not clear if our apparent ability to sense the magnetic field is in any way useful, as it’s likely a vestigial trait left over from our more primitive past.

https://gizmodo.com/fascinating-experim ... 1833377029

Some years ago scientists at CALTECH (California Institute of Technology in Pasadena) discovered that humans possess a tiny, shiny crystal of magnetite in the ethmoid bone, located between your eyes, just behind the nose. Magnetite is a magnetic mineral also possessed by homing pigeons, migratory salmon, dolphins, honeybees, and bats.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11/1 ... e_compass/

Observations of foxes, dogs and even humans actually indicate that they can perceive Earth's magnetic field. For example, foxes are more successful at catching mice when they pounce on them in a north-east direction.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 105221.htm

Re: Innate direction finder in animals and humans

Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:44 am +0000


That's an interesting find. You did not tie the findings to Urantia Book text, but it made me think of this passage about all creatures' sensitivity to directional forces:

34:4.13 The four points of the compass are universal and inherent in the life of Nebadon. All living creatures possess bodily units which are sensitive and responsive to these directional currents. These creature creations are duplicated on down through the universe to the individual planets and, in conjunction with the magnetic forces of the worlds, so activate the hosts of microscopic bodies in the animal organism that these direction cells ever point north and south. Thus is the sense of orientation forever fixed in the living beings of the universe. This sense is not wholly wanting as a conscious possession by mankind. These bodies were first observed on Urantia about the time of this narration.

I love it when science catches up with the revelation...

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